plural ab·a·cus·es, ab·a·ci [ab-uh-sahy, -kahy, uh-bak-ahy]. /ˈæb əˌsaɪ, -ˌkaɪ, əˈbæk aɪ/.
- a device for making arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame set with rods on which balls or beads are moved.
- Architecture. a slab forming the top of the capital of a column.
等同于 adding machine
- I may as well have given them an abacus and asked them to do algebra.
- Generally speaking, the abacus is more impressive, or at least more potentially useful.
- This is like the difference between building a stick-in-the-ground sundial versus a comparatively more complex accounting tool like an abacus, as one head of quantum research at a major Wall Street bank put it to me.
- Thus, Goldman found them a willing buyer for the junk piled into Abacus.
- But Abacus and similar deals were already sucking money out of Rhineland, according to a person familiar with the matter.
- Every Asian capital is like a giant abacus, constantly calculating the relative power of competing states.
- The height of the abacus is one seventh of the height of the capital.
- The flowers on the four sides are to be made as large as the height of the abacus.
- The abacus has a width equivalent to the thickness of the bottom of a column.
- It is further distinguished by the use of the zero, which enabled the computer to dispense with the columns of the Abacus.
- Our next idea would be to put a conical shaped stone beneath this abacus, to support its outer edge, as at b.